I am running a Windows 7 computer, and I have several external USB hard drives and thumb drives that I use for bouncing around other computers (both PC and MAC). I recently got a "LaCie Rugged 1TB USB 2.0 external hard drive". The drive comes with a handy biometric security, which makes me feel very comfortable when travelling (I lose things a lot). But, for a reason I can't understand, accessing the drive (or synchronizing it with other drives is painfully slow). I mean REALLY slow. The identical sync job on ANY of my other drives run about the same amount of time, and this drive is approximately 8-10 times slower. Before contacting LaCie to find out if there's a problem with the drive, I was wondering if you had any ideas to explain the problem ... or if there was a tool that I could use to actually MEASURE the read/write speed of the drive?